Daniela and John are artists through and through. Both are musicians in their band, New York City Queens and when they’re not performing or touring; John is a professional sound mixer at a local music studio and Daniela is a wedding & portrait photographer. Their wedding vision was simple and pure: to celebrate their union with their loved ones and stay true to their artistic perspective. They had their hearts set on a mini destination wedding in the hill country with a urban/rustic setting and Vista West Ranch couldn’t have been a more perfect fit. Nestled between Wimberly and Austin, the ranch checked everything off their must-have list and matched their styles. We married the setting with a botanical design and thus Urban Rustic Botanical was born. Find more of Daniela and John’s wedding featured on Junebug Weddings.
With the couples minimal mod style in mind, decor was kept to a minimum but bold in color. A variety of blooms in berry tones with pops of yellow and blue vessels. Daniela hand-made all the signage and the linen garland marking the aisle. Guests were served gourmet southern cuisine: fried chicken, roasted potatoes and a mac-n-cheese bar with all the fixings. Daniela is the sweet tooth of the two, and Blue Note Bakery made it hard to pick just one flavor – so why not serve them all! Chipotle Chocolate and Tiramisu were crowd pleasers, and the colorful cake bars were almost too pretty to eat.
All decor aside, the true beauty of this wedding was Daniela and John’s love for one another. There was not a dry eye in the house during the ceremony as John retold how they met and their love at first sight. There was a lot of tissues, tears and laughter. Daniela’s brother stood as her side as Man of Honor and John’s father served as his Best Man. We have no doubt that their love will be a magical muse for their art and their future together as husband and wife!
From the bride:
We really wanted our wedding to be a reflection of who we are as a couple, and not worry too much about sticking to tradition. We also knew we would have family and friends traveling from all over the country, and for some internationally, and wanted to give them an experience that was a little bit adventurous but also intimate and laid back. We were fortunate to have amazing vendors, especially our wedding planner Ashley, who shared our vision. One of my favorite parts of the planning process was creating a lot of the decor, with the help of one of my best friends and bridesmaids. John and I personalized everything from the design, to the wedding party (my brother was Man of Honor, and his Dad Best Man), our own written vows, southern comfort food, and music. We were amazed to see everything come together in such a beautiful setting. It was truly the most fun and romantic night of our lives.
Photographer: You Are My True Photography / Event Design and Planning: Ashley Joseph of Two Be Wed / Floral: Petal Pushers / Linens and Napkins: House of Hough / Hair and Makeup: Weddings by Celissa Rae / Catering: Word of Mouth / Invitations: Citrus Press Co. / Wedding Cakes: Blue Note Bakery / Entertainment: Complete Weddings and Events / Dress: Sarah Seven / Venue: Vista West Ranch, Dripping Springs, Texas